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  • Santa and the Ford LTD | Mark’s Remarks

    In my hometown, the banks have what are called “community rooms.” One used to be able to rent them for a fee.   Over the course of several years, I attended many get-togethers in those community rooms....

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Crafty Claus | Mark’s Remarks

    Listen, I battle myself at this time of the year. Unless I constantly have conversations with myself and constantly talk to myself about what this season is for, I often sink into a crabby persona that rivals...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • ‘Vice’ | Movie Review

    I had heard so much about Christian Bale’s performance in “Vice” that I was bound and determined to see it, even though I was pretty sure that the film would be a love fest for Democrats. I...

    • Posted December 24, 2018
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  • ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ | Movie Review

    It’s difficult to go into a sequel with high expectations, especially if the sequel is for a classic movie like “Mary Poppins.”  The sequel, “Mary Poppins Returns,” opens today with Emily Blunt in the title role as...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • My Christmas Wish List | Mark’s Remarks

    When we were kids, my brother and I would look in the JC Penney catalog at the toy section, often looking at this huge Matchbox car garage that probably cost quite a bit.  We weren’t deprived and...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Hairy Christmas | Mark’s Remarks

    Why is hair such a dominant thing in our lives? When I look back on my life, I can think of so many times hair has seemed to be such an important thing. I was looking at...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • What Does Your Heart Say? | Mark’s Remarks

    If you are like me, you have realized that our hearts are not always nice places.  I always wondered what it would be like to take a drive through the roads of our hearts.  Mine would have...

    • Posted December 4, 2018
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  • Weighing in on Hot Topics | Mark’s Remarks

    Sometimes I see something good on Facebook and I share it, only to have people spouting off immediately. Well, I suppose it’s their right. After all, I shared the post in the first place.  But heck, I...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • ‘Green Book’ | Movie Review

    Nearly 30 years ago, “Driving Miss Daisy” told the story of an unlikely friendship between an elderly woman and her African American driver. While watching, audiences could predict easily that both characters would learn from one another,...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • Reoccurring Dreams | Mark’s Remarks

    I continue to have this dream about two neighbors I once had.  They were very special, like a third set of grandparents to my brother and me. They both died within a few months of one another,...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • Trivia Terminators | Mark’s Remarks

    Sometimes when you talk too much and make a public spectacle of yourself, people ask you to do things like emcee trivia nights.  I’ve been asked a few times, and I’m always puzzled. I don’t find myself...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Ouija | Mark’s Remarks

    I remember a time near Halloween when we were going uptown after school to paint spooky scenes on business windows.  I’m pretty sure we were in eighth grade. On a break, a bunch of us guys went...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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